WildClocks Conference 2021


We are sorry that because of pandemic-related travel restrictions we had to cancel this international conference.
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  • How do daily and seasonal rhythms of behavior and physiology impact an animal’s fitness?
  • What is the significance, function and evolution of endogenous clocks in free-living organisms?
  • Which mechanism enable animals to adjust biological timing to a changing environment?


The programme is currently still being finalised. Click to see the programme.

Scientific Contributions


Oral presentations will be limited to 15 min plus 5 mins discussion. Please submit a title, authors, name of speaker and a short abstract (maximum 300 words) as a word document by email to the conference organisers. The abstracts will serve to group talks into topics. Abstracts will be printed and provided to all participants.


You may submit an abstract for posters to us using the abstract submission form and returning it by email to the conference organisers. 

Once your abstract has been approved, please prepare posters (portrait orientation) in a format not exceeding A0.

The deadline for abstract submissions has now passed.

Conference venue

The conference will take place at the Schlosshotel Wilhelminenberg, situated in Vienna´s 16th district, right across from the Research Institute of Wildlife Ecology.

Savoyenstraße 2
1160 Vienna

About us

The central purpose of the Research Institute of Wildlife Ecology is to study the needs and behaviour of wild animals in ecological contexts, thus establishing the scientific basis for efficient nature,-  species,- and environment conservation, and for sustainable use of multi-functional landscapes.

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The reindeer photo in our logo was taken by Mickael Brangeon, made available on Flickr under a creative commons license – CC BY-SA 2.0